Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9 Days for Life: Day Eight: For End to Death Penalty in Our Country
an end to the use of the death penalty in our country.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory
As Catholics, we believe and
put our hope in a merciful and loving God. We are conscious of our own
brokenness and need for redemption. Our Lord calls us to imitate him more
perfectly by witnessing to the inherent dignity of every person, including
those whose actions have been despicable. Our faith and hope is in the mercy of
God who says to us, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Mt 5:7) and “I desire mercy, not
sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). As Christians we are
called to oppose the culture of death by witnessing to something greater and
more perfect: a gospel of life, hope and mercy.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Do something nice for someone
else without being asked or telling anyone. Pray for him or her while you do
Read about a Church teaching you don't
understand in the Catechism.
Read about the life of a
modern saint. You might be surprised by how much you have in common with him or
One Step Further For some people who are
committed to upholding the sanctity of human life, the death penalty can
present a challenge. Properly understood, however, Catholic teaching against
the death penalty is both persuasive and eminently pro-life. Find out why in “Life Matters: A Catholic Response to
the Death Penalty.”
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